I am a female aged 19 years ol
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I am a female aged 19 years old, from Australia and have had a pterygium in the inner corner of my right eye for as long as I can remember. It used to be very very painful but the pain went away and has been gone for the past 5 years. I'm very self conscious of it and am always worrying if anything has flared it up and made it bright red. I refuse to be in photo's, I can't wear eye makeup and I try my hardest to avoid any eye contact with others, which is making every day activities hard. I have people approach me asking if I'm ok because I look like I've been crying, or a few times when I showed up for work I was asked multiple times if I had been smoking marijuana! This is ruining my life and I want it gone. Its not severe, but for cosmetic reasons I want it removed. I've heard there is chance of it coming back worse than it was.. Will I ever be able to get rid of it? :(

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Pterygium is very common in tropical countries.
it can be removed with a simple surgery, and the recurrence rate is very less when combined with conjunctival autograft with tissue glue application.
post operative recovery period can vary from 2-3 weeks.
one can resume normal work after 7-10 days.

If it is disturbing you so much , you should get it removed with free conjunctival autografting to prevent recurrence. Protect you eyes from sun,wind,dust.

Pterygium is non curable with any medicine and the only treatment is surgical removal, so go for surgery as soon as possible as larger the growth larger the scar after the removal and more larger the growth compromise with the vision of the eye.

It can be easily removed easily by minor surgery. Why are you suffering a lot unnecesserily. Recurrence is common but conjunctival grafting with use of MMC can reduce chances of recurrence. Get it done without any second thought. Off course from a qualified ophthalmic surgeon.

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